Trauma and Critical Care

Trauma Center Designation and COVID-19

5/15/2020

 

On March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of the novel Coronavirus Disease known as COVID-19. The White House also declared COVID-19 a national emergency.

Pursuant to these emergency declarations, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and at the direction of State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is suspending all triennial trauma center verification visits scheduled to take place during 2020 (provisional trauma centers are excluded from the one-year extension.)

The following trauma centers, whose designation expires in 2020, will receive an automatic one-year extension of its designation. This extension will be effective until a verification site review is scheduled and conducted.

  • Inova Loudon Hospital (Level III)
  • Johnston Willis Hospital (Level III)
  • Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (Level I Pediatric)
  • Lynchburg General Hospital (Level II)
  • Mary Washington Hospital (Level II)
  • Virginia Beach General Hospital (Level III)
  • University of Virginia (Level I)

 

Factors considered in making the decision to suspend designation reviews were numerous. Most importantly, we considered the safety of our site review teams, which include team members that are physicians, nurses and administrators with increased workloads in their primary jobs. Additionally, OEMS considered the designation process, which creates a strain on hospital trauma personnel during normal times, and especially more so during a pandemic.

OEMS is grateful for the diligence, care and compassion of the hospitals and personnel on the front lines dealing with the COVID-19 emergency. We will continue to provide updates on this situation as they become available.

 

 

Welcome to the Virginia Office of EMS Division of Trauma and Critical Care. The staff of this Division manages multiple programs within the Office of EMS which can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Trauma System

Patient Care Informatics

STEMI System

Stroke System

EMS for Children

OEMS Data

Division of Trauma and Critical Care Staff

VPHIB E-mail Address – support@oemssupport.kayako.com

Cam Crittenden
Division Manager of Trauma and Critical Care
Camela.Crittenden@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Vacant
Trauma and Critical Care Coordinator
Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Patient Care Informatics

Bryan Hodges
Patient Care Informatics System Supervisor
Jesse.Hodges@vdh.virginia.gov
Fax: (804) 371-3108
Barry Reeves
Patient Care Informatics System Support Staff
Barry.Reeves@vdh.virginia.gov
Fax: (804) 371-3108
Sayed Sadaat
Patient Care Informatics System Support Staff
Sayed.Sadaat@vdh.virginia.gov
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Epidemiology

Jessica Rosner
Epidemiology Program Manager
Jessica.Rosner@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Narad Mishra
Epidemiologist
Narad.Mishra@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108

EMS for Children

David Edwards
EMS for Children Coordinator
David.Edwards@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108